‘Lagaan,’ which was released on June 15, 2001, is one of India’s most successful films.
On Thursday, Aamir Khan’s film Lagaan turned 21 years old, and the actor celebrated by throwing a party at his home. ‘Lagaan,’ which was released on June 15, 2001, is one of Indian cinema’s most successful films. It was one of three Indian films nominated for Oscars and Academy Awards at the time. The ‘Lagaan’ team, which includes Ashutosh Gowariker, Pradeep Rawat, Yashpal Sharma, Daya Shankar Pandey, and Akhilendra Mishra, posted a video on Aamir Khan Productions’ official social media handle.
The film’s song ‘Chale Chalo’ was played in the background of the video.For Aamir Khan and the rest of the cast, ‘Lagaan’ occupies a special place in their hearts. During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, the celebrity held a virtual meeting to mark the film’s 20th anniversary. This time, though, the complete celebrity ensemble gathered to honour the timeless classic. Others who attended the private event included Gracy Singh, Raghubir Yadav, Rajendranath Zutshi, Raja Awasthi, Suhasini Mulay, and Amin Gazi. Irfan Pathan, a former Indian cricketer, and Aakash Chopra were also seen having a good time at the event.
‘Lagaan,’ directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and gained great critical and financial success. After Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay!, it was the country’s third nomination in the category (1988).
For the uninitiated, Lagaan is a story set in 1893 during the colonial British Raj’s late Victorian period in India. It tells the narrative of Bhuvan (Aamir), a villager from Champaner, Gujarat, who is challenged to a game of cricket by an arrogant British officer (Paul Blackthorne) in order to avoid paying the taxes (lagaan) they owe.